Share Your PPD Story on ABC News’ Million Moms Challenge Website

Million Moms ChallengeI’m a community leader this month for the Million Moms Challenge with ABC News and Blog Frog.  I started a discussion about emotional health during pregnancy and postpartum (see below), and I’m hoping you’ll go over there and share your story.  This is another great way for moms who have been through (or are currently going through) postpartum depression or a related illness to share their experience so that other moms can benefit from your wisdom and courage.  We need to keep getting the word out there about postpartum depression and create as much awareness as possible.

The purpose of the Million Moms Challenge is to engage one million Americans (and I hope the Canadians and others will join in as well!) with millions of mothers in the developing world around issues that directly impact pregnancy, childbirth and children’s health.  I hope you’ll participate by signing up for free here.  If 100,000 mothers join, then Johnson & Johnson will donate $100,000 to charities that help mothers and babies around the world.  (Maybe some day, one of those charities will be Postpartum Progress!)

I really hope you’ll join the Million Moms Challenge Community at the ABC News website and join in on the discussion about mothers and mental health! (I think you can even join in by replying below!)

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the top 20 Social Media Moms by Working Mother magazine. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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  1. I'm so glad to see this!!!

  2. This is a fantastic idea LOVE it… The more we talk, the more chance another Mom won't go through PPD thinking she is alone.

    I went through it with a thick mask on, pretending I was okay for over a year. Doing this – hiding it, withdrawing, and suppressing the darkness left me in a psychiatric ward with major depression and anxiety disorder – believed to have stemmed from untreated Postpartum depression.

    YES the more we share, the better chance the we have of reducing the stigma.

    GREAT Work as usual Postpartum Progress

    Hugs & Love

    Lee